Advanced Certificate in Marine Biology VSC908 Online Course

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The range of topics and the assignment questions provide not only a method to ensuring students review a range of resources but also ensure that a number of aspects in marine biology are engaged with.

W.A. True

Aquarium Management Graduate

I was so impressed I am going to do another course and maybe more after that!

John Andrews

Marine Biology Graduate

The customer service and support was totally unexpected. help is always on hand! I even changed my mind on my course and the level of support was phenomenal.

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Is this course for me?

This course is for best for adult learners who:

Need a flexible day/night study schedule

Are planning for a new career in this field or are just interested.

Want a stepping stone before committing expensive and years-long education.

In this course you will study both Marine Studies subjects + Two more.

This course provides the student with a strong foundation in marine organism anatomy and physiology and an understanding of the habitats and environmental influences upon them. There are two core modules (Marine Studies A and B) which cover a wide range of marine families, student can then select two electives from Earth Science, Aquaculture, Mariculture, Environmental Assessment or Eco tourism Tour Guiding.

We suggest that any Marine Studies students who are looking for employment gain additional qualifications such as an Open Water Divers Licence and a Coxswains (or similar boating) Licence, as they will then be better positioned to gain employment in this competitive field.  Employers are always looking for practical skills as well as knowledge and the ability to work without supervision.

There are 4 modules in this course:

Marine Studies A

  • Marine Ecology Systems
  • Shallow Waters & Reefs
  • Shellfish & Crustaceans
  • Squid, Octopus, and Other Primitive Animals
  • Fish Part A
  • Fish Part B
  • Marine Mammals
  • Turtles, Sea Snakes and Seabirds
  • Human Impact on Marine Environments & Fishing

Marine Studies B

  • Introduction and Simple Organisms (Protists, Sponges etc)
  • Marine Plants
  • Cnidarians and Worms
  • Arthropods
  • Molluscs
  • Echinoderms
  • Non Bony Fishes
  • Bony Fishes I
  • Bony Fishes II
  • Marine Mammals

Suggested Electives: Choose TWO (2)

  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Ecotourism Tour Guiding
  • Aquarium Management
  • Aquaponics
  • Mariculture (Marine Aquaculture)

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

Your Tutor

Peter Palma

B.Sc. Fisheries, MSc (candidate), Aquaculture/Marine Tutor

Aquaculture science and teaching are the two things Peter is most passionate about. He is currently a Master of Science candidate, studying the reproductive biology of groupers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries science with a specialization in aquaculture. His field work experiences include broodstock and hatchery management of marine fish species, and disease monitoring of cultured organisms. Over the years, Peter visited fish farms in Australia, Canada and the Philippines, and learned first-hand how aquaculture operation is being done all over the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay in installments?

Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

Can I study from anywhere in the world?

We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.

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Do I have to sit an Exam?

No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

Do you have set start dates?

There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.

How It Works

1. Learn Online

Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

2. Get Help & Support

Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

3. Receive Certificate

Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

Course Summary

  4 subjects (including Marine Studies A and B).

  You pick two electives.

  Save and pay upfront, or pay by interest free payment plan.

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Full Fee $2178.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $2500.00 incl GST
Duration 400 hrs (24 months)
Exam Compulsory
Qualification Advanced Certificate
Tutor Support Yes by email, 2 years to complete
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